Official: Cullen to Carolina for D Andrew Hutchinson, F Joe Barnes, 08 3rd
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07-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SF Bay Area
Of course this was a cap move, plain and simple. I thought Slats fetched a fair return for an overpaid 3rd line center. I liked Cullen, his blazing speed opened up the ice nicely, that being said, he had some GLORIOUS opportunities to score in the Buffalo series and came up empty. Solid, if unspectacular, and unable to come up with the big play. Good team guy and right skill set for his role, but overpaid, plain and simple.
Hutch and Barnes do not make the team out of training camp, so this opens up a spot for a forward, but who? One has to think, also that Slats has something up his sleeve, plenty of useful UFAs out there.
Maybe they are thinking of Marty Straka as the 3rd line center, with Gomez and Hossa on the first line? I admit it does seem surprising and feels like a bit of a roster shakeup, but who know? Looks like Slats has at least one more move in him before training camp.
I'm excited about this team, and losing Cullen is not the worst thing in the world.
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